|Loveland Players in "America"|
From there things got a lot more upbeat, as our matriarch is discovered and appears at the Apollo Theater. The story took the audience through several decades of her family of performers and their music. There were lots of crowd pleasers along the way, like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Diamonds are Forever."
As I went into the last day of the Festival, I had hoped for one more performance that would really leave its mark on me. The Century of Music did that and more. And the day was just getting started.